THE Windhoek City Council has appointed two independent service providers, KeyPlot Investments (Pvt) Ltd and ChargeTech Namibia CC, to manage and maintain public parking areas in the city’s central business district (CBD) for the next five years.
According to the Tender Bulletin, KeyPlot Investments is owned by the Africa United Group, which is owned by the Tilahun family.
The Tilahuns also own the Hilton Hotel in Namibia.
Information obtained from ChargeTech Namibia’s Facebook page indicates that the company owns and distributes charging points.
The city says the tender was awarded in an effort to improve parking within the city centre, which has become congested because of an increase in the number of vehicles in the city.
According to the Roads Authority, about 393 062 cars were registered in Namibia in 2018, and of these, 169 911 were registered in Windhoek.
There has been a steady increase in the number of vehicles since, resulting in congestion and competition for parking space.
According to the city, KeyPlot will manage Town Square underroof parking, located between Werner List Street and Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue.
This company will also be responsible for the Erf 5727 Windhoek parking space opposite the Windhoek Police Station, and all street parking meters within the city centre, the city’s notice reads, which has also been published in the media.
“The metered areas will be extended, encompassing Robert Mugabe Avenue, Lazarett Street, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, and…
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